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Whitworth business alum publishes new book on mastering thought

November 8, 2010
Last September, 1976 Whitworth alum Mark Waller released his seventh book, Mastering Thought (Before it Masters You) (2010, WingSpan Press), which he says challenges basic beliefs about thought and emotional reactions.

Mastering Thought reveals a secret Waller says he has used very successfully as a licensed marriage and family therapist. He realized writing a book about what he uses in his practice could reach many more people. Waller says the secret, called Witness Thought Transformation, will set readers free and completely change the trajectory of their lives.

"The secret that I reveal in my new book has kept human kind in a mental prison for thousands of years," says Waller. "This is a book about the voice in your head that sounds like you talking to you. I reveal the truth about what it is and where it comes from – and, of course, what's to be done about it."

Waller says Mastering Thought is a book for people who want to be transformed by renewing their mind, but feel as if they aren't making any progress. It's also written, he says, for people who are tired of "gurus" telling them that all one has to do is get beyond the mind.

Waller also is the author of Beyond the Paradox of Being Human (WingSpan Press, 2007), Awakening: Exposing the Voice of the Mosaic Mind (WingSpan, 2006), and The Dance of the Lion and the Unicorn: the Secret of Conscious Relationships (Authorhorse, 2004). A former technical consultant, he's also written three books on computers and electrical power.

After graduating from Whitworth, Waller received his master's degree in marital and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute and his Ph.D. in psychology from Southern California University for Professional Studies. He received the Award of Achievement from the Society of Technical Communications in the 1988-89 competition for an article written for Byte Magazine.

Mastering Thought (Before it Masters You) is available on

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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